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  • STS-123 Mission Specialist Rick Linnehan› View High-res
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    JSC2008-E-030897 (27 March 2008) --- NASA astronaut Rick Linnehan, STS-123 mission specialist, speaks to a large crowd of well-wishers at the STS-123 crew return ceremony on Thursday, March 27 in Ellington Field's Hangar 990 near NASA's Johnson Space Center.

  • Space Shuttle Endeavour touches down on Runway 15 at the Shuttle Landing Facility› View High-res
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    STS123-S-058 (26 March 2008) --- As night falls on NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Space Shuttle Endeavour is moments away from touchdown on Runway 15 at the Shuttle Landing Facility to end the STS-123 mission, a 16-day flight to the International Space Station. Onboard are NASA astronauts Dominic Gorie, commander; Gregory H. Johnson, pilot; Robert L. Behnken, Mike Foreman, Rick Linnehan and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Takao Doi, all mission specialists. The main landing gear touched down at 8:39:08 p.m. (EDT) on March 26, 2008. The nose landing gear touched down at 8:39:17 p.m. and wheel stop was at 8:40:41 p.m. The mission completed nearly 6.6 million miles. The landing was on the second opportunity after the first was waved off due to unstable weather in the Kennedy Space Center area. The STS-123 mission delivered the first segment of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory and the Canadian Space Agency's two-armed robotic system, known as Dextre.

  • Space Shuttle Endeavour touches down on Runway 15 at the Shuttle Landing Facility› View High-res
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    STS123-S-061 (26 March 2008) --- As night falls on NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Space Shuttle Endeavour is moments away from touchdown on Runway 15 at the Shuttle Landing Facility to end the STS-123 mission, a 16-day flight to the International Space Station. Onboard are NASA astronauts Dominic Gorie, commander; Gregory H. Johnson, pilot; Robert L. Behnken, Mike Foreman, Rick Linnehan and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Takao Doi, all mission specialists. The main landing gear touched down at 8:39:08 p.m. (EDT) on March 26, 2008. The nose landing gear touched down at 8:39:17 p.m. and wheel stop was at 8:40:41 p.m. The mission completed nearly 6.6 million miles. The landing was on the second opportunity after the first was waved off due to unstable weather in the Kennedy Space Center area. The STS-123 mission delivered the first segment of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory and the Canadian Space Agency's two-armed robotic system, known as Dextre.

  • Space Shuttle Endeavour touches down on Runway 15 at the Shuttle Landing Facility› View High-res
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    STS123-S-063 (26 March 2008) --- As night falls on NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Space Shuttle Endeavour touches down on Runway 15 at the Shuttle Landing Facility to end the STS-123 mission, a 16-day flight to the International Space Station. Onboard are NASA astronauts Dominic Gorie, commander; Gregory H. Johnson, pilot; Robert L. Behnken, Mike Foreman, Rick Linnehan and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Takao Doi, all mission specialists. The main landing gear touched down at 8:39:08 p.m. (EDT) on March 26, 2008. The nose landing gear touched down at 8:39:17 p.m. and wheel stop was at 8:40:41 p.m. The mission completed nearly 6.6 million miles. The landing was on the second opportunity after the first was waved off due to unstable weather in the Kennedy Space Center area. The STS-123 mission delivered the first segment of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory and the Canadian Space Agency's two-armed robotic system, known as Dextre.

  • Space Shuttle Endeavour touches down on Runway 15 at the Shuttle Landing Facility› View High-res
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    STS123-S-065 (26 March 2008) --- As night falls on NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Space Shuttle Endeavour is moments away from touchdown on Runway 15 at the Shuttle Landing Facility to end the STS-123 mission, a 16-day flight to the International Space Station. Onboard are NASA astronauts Dominic Gorie, commander; Gregory H. Johnson, pilot; Robert L. Behnken, Mike Foreman, Rick Linnehan and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Takao Doi, all mission specialists. The main landing gear touched down at 8:39:08 p.m. (EDT) on March 26, 2008. The nose landing gear touched down at 8:39:17 p.m. and wheel stop was at 8:40:41 p.m. The mission completed nearly 6.6 million miles. The landing was on the second opportunity after the first was waved off due to unstable weather in the Kennedy Space Center area. The STS-123 mission delivered the first segment of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory and the Canadian Space Agency's two-armed robotic system, known as Dextre.

  • Space Shuttle Endeavour touches down on Runway 15 at the Shuttle Landing Facility› View High-res
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    STS123-S-067 (26 March 2008) --- As night falls on NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Space Shuttle Endeavour touches down on Runway 15 at the Shuttle Landing Facility to end the STS-123 mission, a 16-day flight to the International Space Station. Onboard are NASA astronauts Dominic Gorie, commander; Gregory H. Johnson, pilot; Robert L. Behnken, Mike Foreman, Rick Linnehan and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Takao Doi, all mission specialists. The main landing gear touched down at 8:39:08 p.m. (EDT) on March 26, 2008. The nose landing gear touched down at 8:39:17 p.m. and wheel stop was at 8:40:41 p.m. The mission completed nearly 6.6 million miles. The landing was on the second opportunity after the first was waved off due to unstable weather in the Kennedy Space Center area. The STS-123 mission delivered the first segment of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory and the Canadian Space Agency's two-armed robotic system, known as Dextre.

  • NASA Administrator Mike Griffin and NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale welcome astronaut Dominic Gorie› View High-res
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    STS123-S-074 (26 March 2008) --- NASA Administrator Mike Griffin welcomes astronaut Dominic Gorie (right), STS-123 commander, at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale is at left. Space Shuttle Endeavour landed on Runway 15 to end the STS-123 mission, a 16-day flight to the International Space Station. The main landing gear touched down at 8:39:08 p.m. (EDT) on March 26, 2008. The nose landing gear touched down at 8:39:17 p.m. and wheel stop was at 8:40:41 p.m. The mission completed nearly 6.6 million miles. The landing was on the second opportunity after the first was waved off due to unstable weather in the Kennedy Space Center area. The STS-123 mission delivered the first segment of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory and the Canadian Space Agency's two-armed robotic system, known as Dextre.

  • Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA associate administrator for Space Operations, greets astronaut Dominic Gorie (right)› View High-res
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    STS123-S-075 (26 March 2008) --- Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA associate administrator for Space Operations, greets astronaut Dominic Gorie (right), STS-123 commander, at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. Space Shuttle Endeavour landed on Runway 15 to end the STS-123 mission, a 16-day flight to the International Space Station. The main landing gear touched down at 8:39:08 p.m. (EDT) on March 26, 2008. The nose landing gear touched down at 8:39:17 p.m. and wheel stop was at 8:40:41 p.m. The mission completed nearly 6.6 million miles. The landing was on the second opportunity after the first was waved off due to unstable weather in the Kennedy Space Center area. The STS-123 mission delivered the first segment of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory and the Canadian Space Agency's two-armed robotic system, known as Dextre.

  • NASA officials and guests greet the STS-123 crew members› View High-res
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    STS123-S-078 (26 March 2008) --- NASA officials and guests greet the STS-123 crew members at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. Pictured on the right (front to back) in the blue flight suits are NASA astronauts Dominic Gorie, commander; Mike Foreman, mission specialist; Gregory H. Johnson, pilot; Robert L. Behnken, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Takao Doi and NASA astronaut Rick Linnehan, all mission specialists. Also pictured on the left (front to back) are Space Shuttle Launch Director Mike Leinbach, Kennedy Space Center Director Bill Parsons and LeRoy Cain, chair of the mission management team. Space Shuttle Endeavour landed on Runway 15 at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility to end the STS-123 mission, a 16-day flight to the International Space Station. The main landing gear touched down at 8:39:08 p.m. (EDT) on March 26, 2008. The nose landing gear touched down at 8:39:17 p.m. and wheel stop was at 8:40:41 p.m. The mission completed nearly 6.6 million miles. The landing was on the second opportunity after the first was waved off due to unstable weather in the Kennedy Space Center area. The STS-123 mission delivered the first segment of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory and the Canadian Space Agency's two-armed robotic system, known as Dextre.

  • Astronauts Dominic Gorie and Mike Foreman pose for a portrait under Space Shuttle Endeavour› View High-res
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    STS123-S-079 (26 March 2008) --- NASA astronauts Dominic Gorie (left), STS-123 commander; and Mike Foreman, mission specialist, pose for a portrait under Space Shuttle Endeavour at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. The shuttle landed on Runway 15 at the end of the STS-123 mission, a 16-day flight to the International Space Station. The main landing gear touched down at 8:39:08 p.m. (EDT) on March 26, 2008. The nose landing gear touched down at 8:39:17 p.m. and wheel stop was at 8:40:41 p.m. The mission completed nearly 6.6 million miles. The landing was on the second opportunity after the first was waved off due to unstable weather in the Kennedy Space Center area. The STS-123 mission delivered the first segment of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory and the Canadian Space Agency's two-armed robotic system, known as Dextre.